A Touch of the Past

32 N Union St, Lambertville, New Jersey 08530

About Auction House

A Touch of the Past Auctions of Lambertville, NJ, is an antique and fine jewelry auction house specializing in antiques from the 1800’s to mid-century modern times with an added focus on signed and estate jewelry.

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    Bvlgari & Cartier Jewels, Vintage Timepieces From A Touch of the Past

    In 1884, a Greek silversmith named Sotirio Bulgari founded a jewelry house in Rome. His brand, now called Bvlgari, has been around for over 130 years. In A Touch of the Past’s upcoming auction, vintage jewelry items from luxury houses such as Bvlgari and Cartier will be available. On offer from Bvlgari is a Cuban link 18-karat gold chain necklace with the maker’s mark. A mid-century 18-karat gold bracelet from Cartier is also notable. The convertible bracelet is made of three brooches adorned with diamonds.  A 7.52-carat tanzanite platinum cocktail ring is another key lot. The center stone is flanked by diamonds that together weigh 1.60 carats. Vintage watch collectors can consider examples from Piaget and Tiffany & Co., along with pieces from Corum, Tissot, Seiko, and Gucci. To view the full catalog and bid, visit Bidsquare.

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    Fancy Yellow Diamond ring leads A Touch of the Past Jewelry auction

    A fancy yellow diamond ring will lead the Jewels and Timepieces auction, presented by A Touch of the Past. The central yellow diamond weighs 5.42 carats and has a slight brown-orange tint. It is GIA certified with VS2 clarity. White, round-cut diamonds weighing around 1.15 carats surround the center stone. Jewelry from David Webb, Boucheron, Petochi, and others will also be available in the auction.  An 18-karat gold link bracelet with carved crystal circles and onyx is also among the leading lots. The bracelet comes from the House of Boucheron, founded in 1858. The house is particularly known for its signature clasp-less necklace, which won a Grand Prix for Outstanding Innovation in a Jewellery Collection at the 1889 World’s Fair. Another available bracelet, designed by David Webb, features diamonds with diagonally cut black and white panels. Interested bidders can browse the 464 available lots on Bidsquare.

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    Micheal Youssoufian Jewelry Comes to Auction With A Touch of the Past Antiques

    Hong Kong-based jewelry house Micheal Youssoufian Ltd. has been passed down through five generations. It started when Joseph Youssoufian was appointed jeweler to the Royal Court of Egypt in the 1920s. Today, Micheal Youssoufian runs the multicultural company. He worked with his father in Geneva and learned about antiques and vintage jewelry. An 18-karat gold Micheal Youssoufian necklace with a central fire opal pendant leads the upcoming auction from A Touch of the Past Antiques.  The sale offers more than 500 timepieces and jewels from makers such as Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb. A brooch by David Webb, made of porcelain with an 18-karat gold frame, is among the highlighted lots in this auction. A ruby insect and 0.70-carat diamonds decorate the piece. It comes with Webb’s certificate of authenticity. A mid-century floral brooch, adorned with two vivid green emeralds, will also hit the auction block. View the entire catalog and place a bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Buccellati Silverware Leads Antiques, Modern, Jewelry, and Watches Auction

    Mario Buccellati, son of goldsmith Contardo Buccellati, was the first Italian jewelry designer to open a shop on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Buccellati is well-known for his distinctive silver designs. Rather than drawing from traditional English models, Buccellati looked to the Renaissance for inspiration. Buccellati's silversmiths often observed flora and fauna to create modern accessories and tableware. Featured in the upcoming Antiques, Modern, Jewelry, and Watches Sale, presented by A Touch of the Past, is a 32-piece Borgia Buccellati silverware set. These handcrafted sterling silverware pieces combine clean lines with restrained embellishments. An 18-karat gold and platinum convertible ring by Oscar Heyman & Brothers is highlighted in this event. Oscar Heyman is known for creating jewels for some of the most prestigious jewelry brands globally, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and many more. The available piece features a central pink sapphire, surrounded by diamonds and emeralds. Those interested in fine art can consider a poster for Maurin Quina Le Puy France by Leonetto Cappiello. Created in 1906, the poster shows a mythical creature uncorking a wine bottle. To view these lots and to register to bid, visit Bidsquare.